EB-3 Immigrant Visas allow workers or professionals to enter the U.S.
The EB-3 employment-based immigrant allows foreign nationals who are skilled workers, professionals, or unskilled workers to enter the U.S. as permanent residents. To qualify under this category:
Foreign nationals can qualify under any of the three categories under the EB-3 employment-based immigrant visa:
This category is for ‘professional workers’ with a U.S. bachelor’s or foreign equivalent degree and with a job offer from a U.S. company.
This category is for ‘skilled workers’ for positions that require at least two years of training or experience and with a job offer from a U.S. company.
This category is for ‘unskilled workers’ for positions that require less than two years training or experience and with a job offer from a U.S. company.
A “labor certification” is a document issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, certifying that the employer has failed to find qualified US workers for the job opening after testing the U.S. job market. An employer has to follow very specific recruitment steps before it can file a labor certification application. The application is filed under the online Program Electronic Review Management system (PERM).
The standards used in making labor certification determinations are based on:
The EB-2, EB-3 category is a highly complex, multi-phase process. In the recruitment and labor certification phase, the rules relating to setting job requirements, advertising specifications, and application completion are voluminous and very exacting. The DOL is unforgiving of mistakes. Employers are very restricted in what they can require of potential applicants. A U.S. immigration attorney with substantial experience in PERM and I-140 petitions can help avoid the many costly pitfalls and help you sail through the EB – 3 processes.